Profile

Daniel E. Hastings

Cecil and Ida Green Professor in Education

Chief Executive Officer and Director Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Contact

E38-614
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 253-0906

Academic Degrees

B.A., 1976, Oxford University S.M., 1978, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D., 1980, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

Member, International Academy of Astronautics; National Guard Bureau Eagle Award, 1999; Air Force Distinguished Civilian Award, 1999; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow, 1997; International Council on System Engineering Fellow, 2007

Positions Held at MIT

Associate Department Head for Research, 1993-1996; Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1993-present; Professor, Engineering Systems, 2000-present; Director, Technology and Policy Program, 2000 - present; Associate Director & Co-Director, Engineering Systems Division, 2000-2004; Director, Technology and Policy Program, 2000-2003; Director, Engineering Systems Division, 2004-2005; Dean for Undergraduate Education, 2006-2013; Chief Executive Officer and Director Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, 2013-present.

Positions Held outside MIT

Chief Scientist of the Air Force, 1997-1999; NRC Government Industry University Roundtable, 2000-2003; Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, 2000-2009; Government Industry University Roundtable, 2000-2002; Chair, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab S&T Advisory Panel, 2001-2010; NASA Advisory Council, 2001-2003; National Science Board, 2002-2008; National Academy of Engineering, Committee of the Engineer 2020, 2001-2006; Board of Trustees of Aerospace Corp, 2000-2009, 2010-present; Member, Draper Board, 2010-present; NRC Air Force Studies Board, 2011-present; AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, 2008-present

Specialization and Research Interests

Synergetic Interactions between Space Systems and the Space Environment, Space Propulsion, Space Policy, Space Systems, Spacecraft Manufacturing Processes, Space System Architecting

Teaching Interests

Space Systems Design, Space Policy, Satellite Engineering, Technology and Policy

Lab/Research Group Affiliation